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NFL Players Team Up with Convoy of Hope to Distribute Relief at Florida Event

Ever since Alecia Black lost her job as a result of the pandemic, she and her family have been struggling financially. Thankfully, Alecia was one of the many people who attended Convoy of Hope’s distribution event at Tropicana Field the day before Super Bowl LV.

“It has just been a true blessing. It floored me,” Alecia said of the event. “We truly, truly, truly appreciate it, from the bottom of our hearts. You definitely helped our family out.”

Convoy of Hope was able to provide more than 3,400 bags of groceries, 1,000 pairs of kids’ shoes, and 2,000 pairs of socks to families like Alecia’s. We also delivered additional resources to local organizations like Feeding Tampa Bay — furthering our impact. 

The event received support from several NFL familiars, such as Earl Christy, former Buccaneers player Michael Clayton, and Buccaneers punter Bradley Pinion’s spouse Kaeleigh, all of whom stepped in to volunteer.

“This weekend is obviously a big weekend for me and my family, with my husband playing in the Super Bowl tomorrow,” Kaeleigh shared. “But this has just been a really cool opportunity for me to bring some of my friends out here to partner with Convoy of Hope and to give back and really kind of flip the script about what’s important during Super Bowl weekend.”

The event was made possible by Convoy Nation, a group that allows individuals in the entertainment, entrepreneurial, and sports worlds to bring kindness and help to those in need. Convoy of Hope’s Chief Program Officer, Brad Rosenberg, also attended the event and served the St. Petersburg community first-hand.

“Even though the city was in the middle of a huge celebration, there were still many that were hurting and needed help,” he summarized. “They were so incredibly grateful for what Convoy of Hope was able to provide. We’re glad to be able to serve them.”

 

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Convoy of Hope friends representing at Super Bowl LV

With Super Bowl LV around the corner, there’s a special team spirit in the air. Convoy of Hope is especially excited for some of our friends in the NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ punter Bradley Pinion, Kansas City Chiefs’ mascot Dan Meers, and Vance McDonald as the Steelers’ nomination for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award.

Congratulations to Bradley as he plays in his first Super Bowl game! He has been an incredible supporter of Convoy of Hope by delivering hope through Pro-Series Community Events, promoting us on his cleats for “My Cause, My Cleats,” and bringing awareness to our mission.

 

 

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We are also looking forward to seeing our friend Dan Meers on the field as KC Wolf, the beloved Kansas City Chiefs mascot! Just as he does on the football field, Dan has brought joy to so many alongside Convoy of Hope. Travelling with us to Tanzania in 2019, he served communities and shared team spirit with the kids in our Children’s Feeding program.

 

When Vance McDonald was named the Steelers’ nominee for the 2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award, we were proud to know him as our friend. This award recognizes outstanding players for “excellence on and off the field.” McDonald has been a great supporter of Convoy of Hope and has helped us spread light to the world. The winner of the award will be announced during NFL Honors on February 6 at 9 p.m. EST on CBS.

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